Heung Taryeong - Korean Southern Province Folk Songs
This album presents duet performance of Minyo (folk songs) from southern province of Korea by Jo So-Nyeo and her sister, Jo Young-Ja. The southern province folk songs called Namdo Minyo have a relatively slow tempo and a crude, dark timbre. It's sharply alternating melody gives one the sense of deep, inward pathos.
Jo So-Nyeo is a representative performer of Pansori, a genre of musical storytelling performed by a vocalist and a drummer often referred to as Korean Opera which was designated as UNESCO World Intangible Heritage. She is outstanding in expressing emotion in her Pansori performance which is powerful...